President Biden said tonight that students under the age of 12 will likely need to wear masks when schools reopen in the autumn, as they are not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.
"Everyone under the age of 12 should probably be wearing masks in school," he said, answering a question from a Democrat currently running for her school board.
"That's probably what's going to happen," he added.
Biden also warned that the situation in schools could get "tight" as parents will have to rely on mutual trust on who is or is not vaccinated for those students who are eligible to receive the shot.
"Are mom or dad being honest that Johnny did or didn't get vaccinated?" he said. "That's going to raise questions. I think what's going to happen is you are going see this work out in ways that people are going to know in the community."
"I think it's a matter of community responsibility and I think you're going to see it work through," he sad.